Sexual Harassment by the Owner
Are you experiencing sexual harassment by the owner of the company you work at? Watch this video by experienced Phoenix employment lawyer Quacy Smith to learn about your rights under the law.
There have been clients that come to our office who tell us their stories of sexual harassment at work by the owner of their company. They have not taken action against because they do not know what remedies are available to them. It often makes them feel that they cannot report this harassment because it comes from so high up, so they don’t take it to HR. Waiting an extended period of time can be a bad thing, but luckily, we have been able to see our clients before the statute of limitations runs out. It is hard for these clients to take this to HR because they might feel like there will be no recourse.
Here at Smith & Green, we recognize that the analysis of harassment from an owner is different than it would be from a coworker. When it’s someone that’s that high up, you feel like there is no one else to report it to.
With many clients that feel like they’ve been harassed by owners or by people that are so high up to where there’s nowhere else to go, it could fall under an alter ego analysis. There’s some analysis under the law that the attorney will look at with you to qualify that as alter ego analysis and harassment, which is liability per say. The employer is always liable for alter ego harassment. You should sit and talk with a lawyer about that so they could analyze the facts of your case regarding that analysis.
If you are experiencing sexual harassment by the owner of the business you work at, you do not have to put up with it. Contact our dedicated Phoenix employment lawyers for a free confidential consultation and let us fight to protect your rights.